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Titelbild für Infoseite “Studieren ohne Abitur”: Lächelnde junge Frau sitzt mit anderen auf Treppenstufen

Study without Abitur Your path to IU studies

Do you take a slightly different approach to studying? You can also study at the IU without an Abitur (secondary school leaving certificate)! With the appropriate vocational training or and work experience in your portfolio, you meet all the admission requirements to get started at the IU.

Studying without an Abitur? That's possible!

It's your experience that counts for us! That's why you have the opportunity to study at IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany's most renowned privat university*, even without an ""Abitur"" (Secondary School Leaving Qualification).

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Instead, you can qualify in other ways. For example, through a successfully completed vocational training and 3 years of professional experience (full-time) or advanced further training.

Another advantage at IU: We take your previous experience into account for your studies! You have already learned a lot on your career path so far – and we recognise that. So, you can shorten your studies and save money at the same time.

(*among 18-24-year-olds, Source: Forsa, Sep 2023)

Your opportunities at the IU International University of Applied Sciences

Would you like to study without an Abitur? Then find out now how you can realise your dream with the IU. 

Start your bachelor's degree without Abitur

What courses can you study at the IU without an Abitur. Depending on your previous experience and the branch in which you have already worked, there are various options for you to start your studies. You can find out which admission requirements you have to fulfil here. 

Additional requirements 

Depending on your personal educational background, you may need to meet additional requirements. You can find a list of them here. To determine your individual prerequisites, it's best to get in touch with your student advisory team.

Presence or distance learning programme

Would you like to study while working? Then a distance learning programmes without an Abitur are especially suitable for you. This way you can continue your education alongside your job, family, or other commitments. What is so special about your studies at the IU? We take your previous achievements into account! So, you can get started without wasting time! 

An presence course could also be a good option for you. You benefit from excellently equipped premises and the modern infrastructure at the IU campuses.

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Distance Learning

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Dual Studies

Your studies. Your future.

You want to deepen your knowledge. And at the same time - make contacts. Gain work experience. Or get on with your life. Find out now in our online info session about your options at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU). And ask us all your questions about myStudium, dual studies and distance learning.

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Your Master's degree without Bachelor

Study without an Abitur? That's possible at the IU! We even put one more thing on top: With the Master for Professionals, you can start a Master's programme directly even if you don't have a Bachelor's degree. If you have several years of professional experience, you can continue your education and qualify for leading positions. If you have individual questions about your Master's degree programme, we will be happy to advise you. 

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Request free study brochure

Thank you for deciding to find out all about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences. Request your study brochure here - free of charge and without obligation.

Do you still have questions?

Our free student advisory service has all the answers for you! We take the time to advise you individually and without obligation.

We support you. Right from the start.

Together we will find the best solution for your career path.

Just give us a call*Available from Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

+49 (0) 30 31198810

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